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July 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
More bodies washed ashore after a boat carrying Guatemalan migrants trying to reach the United States sank off Mexico's Pacific coast, bringing the death toll to 22 people. The Mexican government news agency Notimex said four bodies were discovered in a lagoon on the Gulf of Tehuantepec on Saturday. Eighteen bodies had been recovered earlier, authorities said. The lone survivor told Notimex that the boat was caught in a storm Friday.
August 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 16-month-old boy drowned Wednesday in a backyard swimming pool. The toddler was pulled from the water about 6:20 p.m. by family members at the home on Murietta Avenue, fire officials said. The names of the toddler and his family were not released.
December 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The same makeshift body armor that helped a condemned killer escape from death row dragged him to his death just a few minutes later when he sank to the bottom of a river and drowned, officials said Friday. An autopsy on the body of Martin E. Gurule, 29--who escaped from the Ellis Unit prison in Huntsville just after midnight on Nov.
December 11, 2003 | From Associated Press
A woman and her boyfriend were charged with first-degree murder Wednesday in the deaths of her three children, who drowned when their car plunged into a lake in September in what initially looked like an accident. Sheriff Roger Massey would not say how the car went down a boat ramp into Clinton Lake, killing the 6-year-old, 3-year-old and toddler inside. Massey said authorities knew what the motive was, but he would not provide details other than to say it did not involve life insurance money.
March 17, 2008 | Christian Berthelsen
A 17-year-old from Claremont drowned in the surf Saturday afternoon when a strong current swept him away. The Orange County coroner's office identified the victim as Victor Wang. The Newport Beach Fire Department, which operates lifeguard services in the city, said Wang and two friends entered the water at 29th Street. The other two swimmers were able to reach shore at 28th Street, and went to lifeguards for help at about 4:50 P.M. after they could not locate Wang. He was found facedown and unconscious in the surf line south of the Newport Pier at 20th Street, about 1,000 yards from where he entered the water.
April 17, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The identity of a man who drowned at Huntington Beach State Beach remained unknown Friday, Orange County coroners officials said. The man -- Asian, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 131 pounds and estimated to be in his 20s -- was pronounced dead Thursday after he was pulled to shore and efforts to revive him failed. A fingerprint search came back with no match, officials said.
February 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the deaths of 19 Chinese workers who drowned while searching for shellfish in a notoriously dangerous English bay, police said. The deaths of the cockle pickers at Morecambe Bay has highlighted the exploitation of immigrants in the multimillion-dollar shellfish industry, leading to calls for tighter regulation. Lancashire police said five people arrested Sunday were among the reported 16 survivors of the mass drowning.
June 26, 1988
Two fishermen drowned Saturday when a large wave swept them into the ocean from rocks near the former Marineland site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Department said. The men were identified as Jin Xin Yu, 19, and Ron Sen Yu, 20, both of Los Angeles, a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman said. The deaths are being investigated as accidental drownings. A witness reported the incident to the Sheriff's Department about 10:20 a.m.
August 11, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene, Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Site/cause: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 TOTAL Swimming pool 16 22 20 13 25 15 111 Ocean 10 13 10 5 10 4 52 Bath tub 4 4 4 7 2 2 23 Spa 2 4 3 4 6 2 21 Lake 0 4 0 0 3 0 7 Drainage ditch 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 Scuba diving 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 River 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 Toilet 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Marsh 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Bucket of water 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Ice cooler 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Source: Coroner's Division, Sheriff's Coroner's Department
A 10-month-old girl was in critical condition Saturday after being found face down in a bathtub in a Van Nuys apartment, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman said. Paramedics rushed the child to Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after she was discovered about 12:15 p.m. in an apartment in the 13700 block of Vanowen Street, spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
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